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We have a log home that is in North Pole Alaska. The was built in 1971. There is a fireplace in the dining room that causes severe drafts and hear loss in the winter. We want to remove the fireplace but are Un sure on what to put in its place. There are logs on both side of the fireplace and we want the home to still look nice. The home was appraised at 300,000 and don't want this removal and repair to look so out of place that we loss that value. Fireplaces are useless here in Alaska so we

Answer:

You will need a structural engineer to look at it to make sure that it will still be structurally sound when removed. I would also say get an architect to draw plans on filling in opening.

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